Anatole Nkeshimana

Senior Technical Officer - SLL program


A Medical Doctor and Public Health graduate and professional with more than a decade of work experience across the health system including more than six years at senior level. Dr Nkeshimana has served as a project assistant, physician, hospital director, health province medical officer, and has further occupied three different director positions within the Ministry of Health, Republic of Burundi. He has earned five presidential decrees to work as a public health professional. Before joining Africa CDC as National Coordinator under the Saving Lives and   Livelihood (SLL) program, he was the Director of The National Reference Laboratory at the National Institute of Public Health. His extensive expertise included coordinating of public health programs, monitoring and evaluation of public health programs, disease surveillance as well as Laboratory system strengthening.
Dr Nkeshimana is member of the Bureau of the Integrated Surveillance and Laboratory Network (RISLNET) which is the Central Africa Region network of laboratories under Africa CDC initiative. Today, he is the Senior Technical officer for the SLL program. His responsibilities include among others -Provide technical assistance to the RCC Coordinator, Regional Programme Team Lead, National Coordinators, and the implementing partners who operate at the regional level – Support the Technical Assistance Team Lead in the development of tools, dashboards, guidelines, and knowledge documents that support the implementation of the vaccine rollout programme – Hire technical officers at the regional level depending on the need of each region – Actively support in the monitoring of performance against the targets set-Work with the Technical Officer Country-level Planning to determine the support provided by the Program to individual Member States  and Onboarding  National Coordinators once they are hired.